Call for Community Partner(s) to Participate in Project to Remove Barriers for Self-identified Girls in Sport
Fast and Female is excited to announce a collaborative initiative with Canadian Women & Sport,…
Fast and Female’s first-ever Youth Advisory Council!
Fast and Female is excited to announce the creation of our first-ever Youth Advisory Council (YAC), supported through funding from the Doc Seaman Amateur Sports Grant! Our YAC will engage 15-20 self-identified girls, ages 15-17 (born between 2004-2006), from across Canada. The YAC will guide and support Fast and Female programs and events in 2021 and beyond; for the girls, by the girls. Fast and Female is looking to recruit a minimum of 1 representative from each province and territory in Canada. This is a volunteer position for a 1-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
WHAT WE’RE ASKING FOR:
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
HOW TO APPLY:
Self-identified girls, aged 15-17 (born between 2004-2006) that live in Canada, and are passionate about girls and women in sport and physical activity are encouraged to apply! Learn more by viewing the full YAC Volunteer Position Description here.
Who is Fast and Female?
Fast and Female is a Canadian charity on a mission to keep self-identified girls aged 8-14 healthy and active in sports and physical activities. Founded in 2005 by Olympic gold medalist Chandra Crawford, Fast and Female believes in the power of positive sport experiences and role models to give girls leadership, teamwork and resiliency skills.
Why Do We Exist?
For the girls!
In comparison to boys, girls are less likely to get involved and stay involved in sports. By age sixteen 1 out of 3 girls who played sports drop out, versus 1 out of 10 boys the same age (Canadian Women and Sport Rally Report 2020). The top 3 ways to reverse these trends are:
Engaging the girls to identify how to create a sense of social belonging, prioritizing their mental and physical health, and providing relatable role models from within their own communities.
With these calls to action, Fast and Female strives to provide a safe space to explore new sports and physical activities.
How Do We Strive to Accomplish This?
In our endeavour to foster lasting involvement in sports, we host national and local events and programs in collaboration with community partners and like-minded individuals. Fast and Female provides opportunities for powerful connection with REAL (Relatable, Empowered, Active Leaders) Role Models from within the girls’ communities.
The deadline to apply is July 4th, 11:59 pm AST. We encourage youth born between 2004-2006 to apply today! If there are any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org